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    3D Shows

    This is one that has been nagging me for years, since I first saw "Honey I shrunk the audience", another thread I just spotted reminded me of this question, why do you suppose those 3D glasses aren't widely in use? I was so impressed with the quality of the 3D effect. And yet the last 3D film to come out commercially, that I recall, was Spy Kids 3D, and they included those hokey 50's style red and blue cardboard glasses, I assume this is what was furnished in the theaters as well. What's the deal?
    Those red and blue's are simply a joke. But the technology of the glasses/shows at DL and Universal Studios (Shrek 3D) is superb.
    Why doesn't this get wide spead commercial release? Anyone? Anyone?


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    Go see Beowulf in "Real D". It will blow your mind. Lousy movie, great 3D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by composerboy View Post
    Go see Beowulf in "Real D". It will blow your mind. Lousy movie, great 3D.
    Lousy? I thought it was a good story.

    But yes...the 3d was great.

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    Re: 3D Shows

    What about when they show Nightmare Before Christmas in 3d? I caught it this year and thought it was awesome.

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    Yeah, The 3D Disney uses is OK, but IMAX 3D and RealD are far more advanced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by composerboy View Post
    Yeah, The 3D Disney uses is OK, but IMAX 3D and RealD are far more advanced.
    Disney uses polarized 3d just like IMAX or RealD. The only difference might be that IMAX and RD use digital projectors (not sure if they use this in the parks). But the overall concept is the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Mad Hatter View Post
    Disney uses polarized 3d just like IMAX or RealD. The only difference might be that IMAX and RD use digital projectors (not sure if they use this in the parks). But the overall concept is the same.
    Hmm.. apparently Disney Digital 3D and Real D are essentially the same thing... and use a single projector:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disney_Digital_3-D

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    Real 3-D is the Company that makes the 3-D process being used in theaters now. Disney just calls there movies in 3-D "Disney 3-D" but it's the same company that supplies the cameras, lenses and projectors. Back when Spy Kids came out, this technology was not available. This new process uses polarizing lens on both the projector and the glasses. It's a very complicated process and that is why none of the Real 3-D (or Disney 3-D) can be done on DVD yet. They say they are working on that problem, but for now it is exclusive to theaters. I can see where the studios would like to keep it that way for as long as they can because it does get people to pay at the theater to see the movie. When it does become available on DVD, then they are afraid the same thing will happen that is happening to regular movies. Most people would rather wait for the DVD than trudge to the theater, pay $10, and have to put up with taking, yelling, taking on cellphone idiots that seem to populate the theaters now days.

    I tell you, I only go to see the big showpiece movies that really have to be seen on a big screen, and I will pay the extra money to go to Archlight to see a movie in a great theater, with digital sound and picture, where they insist that no cell phone use is allowed and in a lot of cases, no kids. And don't flame me for saying that. In a regular theater kids run all over the theater during the movie and the parents could care less. They make no attempt to stop them and the theater doesn't seem to care either. So I pay the extra five buck to enjoy a movie with other movie fans. Crying babies (who shouldnt be there in the first place), and toddlers running all over and yelling and screaming are not what I pay money for.
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    Unless there is a private or studio screening, if a film is not playing at the Arclight, I simply don't go see it.

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    Thanks for all the 3D education. I had no idea there were so many angles on the subject, angles get it, angles?


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    Re: 3D Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mad Hatter View Post
    Lousy? I thought it was a good story.

    But yes...the 3d was great.
    Have you read the actual Beowulf story? I happen to be a senior and read this story and went to go see the movie. The movie was terrible.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Boy View Post
    Real 3-D is the Company that makes the 3-D process being used in theaters now. Disney just calls there movies in 3-D "Disney 3-D" but it's the same company that supplies the cameras, lenses and projectors. Back when Spy Kids came out, this technology was not available. This new process uses polarizing lens on both the projector and the glasses. It's a very complicated process and that is why none of the Real 3-D (or Disney 3-D) can be done on DVD yet. They say they are working on that problem, but for now it is exclusive to theaters. I can see where the studios would like to keep it that way for as long as they can because it does get people to pay at the theater to see the movie. When it does become available on DVD, then they are afraid the same thing will happen that is happening to regular movies. Most people would rather wait for the DVD than trudge to the theater, pay $10, and have to put up with taking, yelling, taking on cellphone idiots that seem to populate the theaters now days.

    I tell you, I only go to see the big showpiece movies that really have to be seen on a big screen, and I will pay the extra money to go to Archlight to see a movie in a great theater, with digital sound and picture, where they insist that no cell phone use is allowed and in a lot of cases, no kids. And don't flame me for saying that. In a regular theater kids run all over the theater during the movie and the parents could care less. They make no attempt to stop them and the theater doesn't seem to care either. So I pay the extra five buck to enjoy a movie with other movie fans. Crying babies (who shouldnt be there in the first place), and toddlers running all over and yelling and screaming are not what I pay money for.
    This is also why I dont like going to the theaters plus that people taller then you come and sit in the seats in front of you and they smells of the disgusting buttered popcorn and the crunching and slurpping of empty coke cups

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    Re: 3D Shows

    Meet the Robinsons was in 3D too.

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    There have been quite a few 3D releases around here lately. Just off the top of my head I recall Monster House and the latest Harry Potter (Ministry of Magic scenes only), but I know there have been others. Both of them were polarizing glasses.

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    All 3d that is not "red/blue" is polarizing. The difference is how they are polarized. Normal 3d is split polarized. One eye is vertical and the other is horizontal. RealD is spiral polarization. One is polarized clockwise and the other is counterclockwise. This has several benefits: 1) Higher frame rates which lower the blur and fuzziness, 2) You can tilt your head significantly without losing the 3d effect, 3) Brighter images on the screen because they require a highly silvered surface to reflect the spiral polarization.

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